Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Wellington, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Wellington, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Edited Press ReleaseWellington, FL – Sept. 17, 2022 – Hunter competition took place at Equestrian Village during the ESP September horse show, with the highlight event being the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Freejump. Sixteen horse-and-rider combinations jumped the course on the grass field in an attempt to earn the top spot on the scorecard, with Jake Evans of McKinney, TX, proving to be the most successful ...
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Wellington, FL – Sept. 17, 2022 – Hunter competition took place at Equestrian Village during the ESP September horse show, with the highlight event being the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Freejump. Sixteen horse-and-rider combinations jumped the course on the grass field in an attempt to earn the top spot on the scorecard, with Jake Evans of McKinney, TX, proving to be the most successful rider of the day with horses finishing in first place and third place. Leading the way was Opening Bell Sporthorses LLC’s Royal Balou, who carried Evans to the lion’s share of the prize money as the best performer.
“Royal Balou is a Long Stirrup horse, believe it or not, but he will do anything from Long Stirrup to International Derbies, and he is a seasoned veteran,” commented Evans. “I love him and he is so reliable and fun. He was my last one to go, and I knew I could take a breather and have some fun and go for it with him. He is not fazed by anything.”
The class was held in a “Hunt and Go” format, meaning the first portion of the course was judged as the Classic round, while the latter half of the trip was scored as the Handy phase. Evans had multiple horses in the class but saved the best for last in the order-of-go with Royal Balou. The duo was up against a leading score of 174 but managed to best the field with a score of 176 from the judges. The pair’s trip in the Classic portion of the class was given a base score of 86 and two additional points for taking the high-option fences for a score of 88, and the Handy phase score matched to push the partnership to the top of the leaderboard.
“I thought it would be a good experience to come down here to show on the grass and bring a few of the younger ones and older ones together,” noted Evans. “I like the Hunt & Go format a lot, especially in Florida to protect the horses a bit from the heat. With the young ones, sometimes it is tough to get them motivated to go back in the ring again, so it worked well for my younger horses that were just dipping their toes in the water of National Derbies to be able to stay in the ring and do longer courses to get some stamina.”
Second place in the class was awarded to Danielle Menker of West Palm Beach, FL, and Sergent Stables LLC’s Sedrick with a final score of 174, just two points shy of the leaders. The result added to Sedrick’s growing list of accolades as a recent hunter transition after winning the National Derby back-to-back weeks at Equestrian Village during the ESP Summer III and ESP Labor Day shows. Evans bookended the podium with the third-place ribbon aboard Minted Z, owned by Opening Bell Sporthorses LLC, with 171.50 points.
“I’m thankful to have such an amazing team behind me, Opening Bell Sporthorses, and an amazing owner, Valerie [Kalderon]. She has supported me so much and allowed me to bring along some really incredible horses,” reflected Evans. “Our first priority is loving them, so we don’t feel like we have to show our horses too many times per year. They will go home and get a bit of a break before we start ramping up again later in the fall ahead of the winter circuit.”
For the full results of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Freejump, please click HERE.
On Saturday in the $1,000 2’6″/2’9″ Hunter Derby presented by Score At The Top, Gillian Galvin of Greenwich, CT, and her own Easy B earned the tricolor honors as the top scorers in the class, which was held on the grass annex of the Derby Field. The pair sat in second with a score of 86 after the first round of riding but managed to jump to the top of the rankings with another score of 86 in the Handy round to claim the win in the class with a total of 172 points. Elle Brady of Grand Rapids, MI, and Sky High Equestrian Center’s entry, Sky High’s Mac Daddy, captured the runner-up spot with a score of 165, followed by Hannah Brown of Long Beach, CA, aboard Costa Calida, owned by Equi-Brokers LLC, just one point behind with a score of 164.
Edited Press ReleaseWellington, FL – Sept. 18, 2022 – No stranger to the winner’s circle, reigning Olympic champion Ben Maher (GBR) concluded a successful weekend at Equestrian Village during the ESP September horse show on Sunday, grabbing the top spot in the $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix aboard Jane Forbes Clark’s Ginger-Blue. The quick-footed partnership bested the class of 24 entries hailing from 11 nations, which adde...
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Wellington, FL – Sept. 18, 2022 – No stranger to the winner’s circle, reigning Olympic champion Ben Maher (GBR) concluded a successful weekend at Equestrian Village during the ESP September horse show on Sunday, grabbing the top spot in the $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix aboard Jane Forbes Clark’s Ginger-Blue. The quick-footed partnership bested the class of 24 entries hailing from 11 nations, which added another victory to Maher’s list after finishing one-two in the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake earlier in the week on Forbes Clark’s Tic Tac and Ginger-Blue, respectively.
“These horses have been here the whole summer, so the last time they jumped was the $500,000 [Rolex Grand Prix CSI5*] class in April,” noted Maher. “I’m very lucky to be a part of the team with Jane [Forbes] Clark as they keep them fit for me. This week was a good week to come as it is always an amazing show over here on this side of the street. We are just trying to keep the horses fit and keep them going before they go to their next show in Toronto. Even though we didn’t get to compete on the grass today, it was great to ride indoors today for this class and get the horses back over some jumps.”
Sunday’s $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix showcased an international field, with competitors representing Great Britain, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Italy, and Venezuela. Course designer Andy Christiansen (ECU) had created a course for the grass Derby Field, but instead used an altered design in the Van Kampen Covered Arena as the class was relocated due to early-morning rain. Throughout the first round of riding, seven duos tripped the timers without any faults to qualify for the jump-off.
As the final competitors in the order-of-go, Maher and Ginger-Blue were up against a leading time of 41.93 seconds. Wasting no time around the track, the duo handily completed the course without accruing any faults and crossed the finish line in 40.56 seconds to secure the blue ribbon and lion’s share of the prize money.
“Ginger-Blue is naturally a really fast horse, so sometimes I have to be careful not to let her get too carried away. I just tried to keep it smooth and keep the turns neat everywhere. She is usually very quick to the final fence, so I just had to keep her steady,” reflected Maher of his jump-off trip.
Jad Dana (LEB) and After Eight, owned by Springhill Farm 1850 LLC, earned the runner-up spot in the competition with a double-clear time of 41.93 seconds, followed by Kevin Mealiff (IRL) aboard Morlynn Farm’s Cesar De B’Neville with a fault-free time of 42.26 seconds. Five partnerships finished the class without any faults.
For the full results of the $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix, please click HERE.
The United States Polo Association and participating clubs recently announced the inaugural Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series. Spearheaded by Tournament Committee Chair Stevie Orthwein, the series will be played across multiple clubs, with the championship hosted by the National Polo Center-Wellington (NPC), previously known as the International Polo Club Palm Beach.The participating clubs include the Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee) and the Sarasota Polo Club (Sarasota), as well as the Wellington Polo Tour (WPT), led by Patagones Polo...
The United States Polo Association and participating clubs recently announced the inaugural Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series. Spearheaded by Tournament Committee Chair Stevie Orthwein, the series will be played across multiple clubs, with the championship hosted by the National Polo Center-Wellington (NPC), previously known as the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The participating clubs include the Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee) and the Sarasota Polo Club (Sarasota), as well as the Wellington Polo Tour (WPT), led by Patagones Polo Club (Wellington), and a series of private fields falling under the WPT umbrella.
The USPA tournaments that comprise the series include the Joe Barry Memorial, the Ylvisaker Cup, the Iglehart Cup and the Continental Cup. Each tournament will serve as a qualifier for the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship, with each winning team moving on to the final event at the beginning of April.
A true testament to collaboration between South Florida clubs, there is a shared benefit in this new endeavor, allowing for participants to experience all the comforts of their home club while also having the opportunity to play in front of a large crowd at NPC.
The Joe Barry Memorial and the Ylvisaker Cup will both be guaranteed three Sunday matches on NPC’s U.S. Polo Assn. Field One, while all championship games will be played at NPC. The innovative medium-goal event is expected to draw more teams into competition than in previous years.
“The Ylvisaker Cup, Iglehart Cup and Joe Barry Memorial have not been very well attended in regard to spectators and team participation the past few years,” USPA Executive Director of Services Carlucho Arellano said. “Often the same few teams play for the first two months. We wanted to make these events national events to add to the prestige and attract more teams. It will be more exciting to see different teams, and we’re confident that it will bring more people into the stands.”
An initiative that began in June with the USPA’s purchase of NPC, Orthwein and the Tournament Committee were driven to make the most of the new facility. “NPC is an asset that all USPA members want to use, and we had to come up with a way where we could work together to use it,” Orthwein explained.
The committee’s goal was to involve as many clubs and members in the area as possible to create the best possible medium-goal competition. Located three hours west of NPC, Sarasota’s involvement is especially noteworthy given the distance, and enthusiastically welcomed and celebrated in the spirit of improving the level of polo across the circuit.
Intentionally scheduled so that no two qualifiers overlap, the series encourages participation from all interested teams and strives to make playing in any and all qualifiers possible. This also ensures that each host club will have the opportunity to take the spotlight during their qualifier and no participating club gets overshadowed.
However, teams are not required to enter all four qualifying tournaments; single tournament entries are permitted. The winning team from each qualifying tournament will qualify for the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship, which will include four teams, held at NPC from Wednesday, April 5, 2023, through Sunday, April 9, 2023, with the final held on NPC’s U.S. Polo Assn. Field One.
Should a team win more than one qualifier, that team will automatically advance to the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship. To reinforce the idea that all participation is encouraged, players may compete in as many events as they would like on either the same team or on different teams. Yet, if a player triumphs in more than one event but on different teams, that player must choose which team he or she would like to compete with in the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship, and the other team may use a substitute. Qualifying teams must maintain at least two of their original members in order to play in the championship.
Thrilled that the idea is taking off, Orthwein noted the importance of this series for the future of medium-goal polo.
“Medium goal in the past has lacked a coordinated, prestigious event. It has always been on the back burner,” he said. “Here’s the chance to make a very prestigious event. That’s something I’d like to grow and build on at this level. At the heart of it, all the clubs want to have better polo and a more dynamic Florida season.”
The series also opens doors for a wide variety of players, including those looking to transition from low-goal to medium-goal, some who want to play at a competitive level outside of high-goal, as well as many who are eager to test the waters before taking their team to the high-goal level.
“The 16-goal level is the crossroads of medium-goal and high-goal. You’re going to have a lot of surprising winners and competitive games, and players who don’t normally compete at that level,” Orthwein said. “I think we are going to see some really interesting teams. The championship being at multiple clubs allows more people to be involved.”
Intended to raise the bar for medium-goal polo, the increased number of participants in the tournaments will force clubs to increase their competitive edge. “It’s a way for clubs to measure themselves and to challenge other clubs,” Arellano noted. “We’re hoping that it’s going to improve the level across the state and across the circuit.”
Another great benefit for professional players, especially Americans, is the visibility and opportunity to showcase their talents. which could lead to opportunities at a higher level in the future.
“We’re finding it’s a great step up for a lot of 4-, 5- and 6-goal American players who are able to play at this level,” Arellano said. “They can improve their string, and they can keep that competitive edge, so that if they get an opportunity to play the high goal, they’re right there.”
As all of the qualifiers and the championships are national events, they will follow USPA tournament rules, meaning that many spots will be reserved for Americans, ensuring the continued development of homegrown talent.
The true beauty of the endeavor is not only what it promises for medium-goal polo, but what it promises more broadly for the sport. While the series focuses specifically on medium goal, there is room to expand to other levels.
“This series of multiple clubs playing in something that culminates in a championship at NPC is a concept that could easily be translated to other levels of polo,” Orthwein said, noting that the USPA’s ownership of NPC has created possibilities for inclusion and growth in all areas of American polo.
Given the recent success of the Gauntlet of Polo, suspense is building regarding a new winter series in the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship. Enthusiasm is spreading, and many teams are already getting organized and preparing to enter qualifiers. While spots are filling fast, it is not too late to throw a hat in the ring.
Joe Barry Memorial — Hosted and managed by the Port Mayaca Polo Club. Tournament Dates: Jan. 3 to Jan. 22, 2023, with three Sundays on NPC’s U.S. Polo Assn. Field One. For entry, contact Laura Townsend at (772) 228-0115 or [email protected].
Ylvisaker Cup — Hosted and managed by the Wellington Polo Tour. Tournament Dates: Jan. 20 to Feb. 12, 2023, with three Sundays on NPC’s U.S. Polo Assn. Field One. For entry, contact Juan Olivera at (561) 601-9316 or [email protected].
Iglehart Cup — Hosted and managed by the Wellington Polo Tour. Tournament Dates: Feb. 10 to March 5, 2023. For entry, contact Juan Olivera at (561) 601-9316 or [email protected].
Continental Cup — Hosted and managed by the Sarasota Polo Club. Tournament Dates: Feb. 26 to March 26, 2023. For entry, contact Mason Wroe at (432) 559-7169 or [email protected].
Florida Circuit 16-Goal Series Championship — Hosted and managed by NPC. Tournament Dates: April 5 to April 9, 2023, at NPC. Entry limited to the four winners of the qualifying tournaments.
Roach infestations plagued two Boca Raton restaurants and one in Wellington, leading the state to temporarily close them last week.The South Florida Sun Sentinel typically highlights restaurant inspections in Broward and Palm Beach counties from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. We cull through hundreds of restaurant and bar inspections that happen weekly and spotlight places ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” such as improper food temperatures or dead cockroaches.Sun Sentinel...
Roach infestations plagued two Boca Raton restaurants and one in Wellington, leading the state to temporarily close them last week.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel typically highlights restaurant inspections in Broward and Palm Beach counties from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. We cull through hundreds of restaurant and bar inspections that happen weekly and spotlight places ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” such as improper food temperatures or dead cockroaches.
Sun Sentinel readers can browse full Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade county reports through our state inspection map, updated weekly (usually Mondays) with fresh data pulled from the Florida DBPR website.
Any restaurant that fails a state inspection must stay closed until it passes a follow-up. If you spotted a possible violation and wish to file a complaint, contact Florida DBPR here. (But please don’t contact us: The Sun Sentinel doesn’t inspect restaurants.)
146 NW 20th St.
Ordered shut: Sept. 1; reopened Sept. 2
Why: A single high-priority violation was all it took to close Stoner’s, after inspectors found a live cockroach crawling “on floor at cook line” and another three roaches “on floor under [the pizza preparation] table.” The eatery’s reinspection on Sept. 2 revealed no further issues, and the restaurant was cleared to reopen.
5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 143
Ordered shut: Aug. 30; reopened Aug. 31
Why: Inspectors reported four violations (three high-priority), led by three live cockroaches under the “hand sink at the fryer station on the cookline.” Inspectors also found blue cheese-stuffed olives not refrigerated at their required temperature, and the restaurant operator moved the olives “to cooler to chill.” The state’s second inspection on Aug. 31 found zero new problems, and the restaurant reopened.
2540 Village Walk Circle
Ordered shut: Aug. 30, reopened Aug. 31
Why: The state inspection found 13 violations (seven high-priority), including six live cockroaches crawling by the kitchen sink, “by paper-towel dispenser and bottom of wall next to it,” as well as underneath the prep table slicer. An employee was seen “eating behind cook line then engaged in food preparation” without washing hands first. The cafe also was ordered to stop selling and trash its cooked pasta, chicken stock, white sauce, cooked beef, butter, cooked sausage, cheese, diced tomatoes, cooked onions, pizza sauce, cooked eggplant and raw shrimp “due to temperature abuse.” No issues were discovered during the reinspection on Aug. 31, and the state green-lit the cafe’s reopening.
Copy This Embed Code: Ad 6 Pahokee - 34 #2 Palm Beach Central - 14Upset alert! Number 6 Pahokee took on number 2 Palm Beach Central. This was a close one at first. And then the Blue Devils blew the roof off. It was a one-score game through 3 quarters. Pahokee scored 20 points in the 4th to win this one 34-14. Jashon Benjamin had 200 yards on the ground for Pahokee. And the Blue Devils added two interceptions ran back for touchdowns late. They go on the road to snap Palm Beach Central’s 16 game regular season win st...
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6 Pahokee - 34 #2 Palm Beach Central - 14
Upset alert! Number 6 Pahokee took on number 2 Palm Beach Central. This was a close one at first. And then the Blue Devils blew the roof off. It was a one-score game through 3 quarters. Pahokee scored 20 points in the 4th to win this one 34-14. Jashon Benjamin had 200 yards on the ground for Pahokee. And the Blue Devils added two interceptions ran back for touchdowns late. They go on the road to snap Palm Beach Central’s 16 game regular season win streak.
#9 Treasure Coast -28 #5 Martin County - 7
Let me take you the treasure coast as #9 Treasure Coast Titans hosted the undefeated and 5 ranked Martin County Tigers. In gladiator times, titans fought lions and tigers and usually lost. Not the case with this game. Martin County with a touchdown on their first drive of the game but after that, Treasure Coast dominated on both sides of the ball. 4 rushing touchdowns in the first half for the Titans. A weather delay stopped the game but they would call it, giving Treassure Coast their first win of the year 28-7 over Martin County.
Atlantic - 43 Boca Raton - 7
Atlantic off to a one and two start but looking to turn that around at Boca tonight. Getting things started on the right foot. A scoop and score from the Eagles on the first play from scrimmage. QB Lincoln Graff would add to the lead with his legs and arm. Atlantic wins it 43-7. Eighth straight win by Atlantic over Boca. Both teams now with identical two and two records.
Jupiter Christian - 27 Somerset Canyons - 58
Raindrops were falling at Somerset Canyons and defensive coordinators’ heart rates were raising. Plenty of points in this one. The hometeam Cougars put up more of them. Somerset wins it 58-27. Quincy Rowe with 5 touchdown passes, four through the air and one on the ground. Three of those passing touchdowns go to Denarius Gray. Somerset off to a 3-1 start. They will get a bye next week before traveling to Boynton Beach the following week. Jupiter Christian will try to right the ship at Boca Raton Christian next Friday.
Fort Pierce Central - 0 Centennial -10 (4th quarter)
Centennial hosted Fort Pierce Central on what would turn into a rainy night. This game wasn’t explosive offensively, but great defense on both sides of the ball. Centennial able to put up 10 points before South Florida wanted to do what South Florida do - weather. The teams will decide on Monday how they're going to finish but right now, Centenntial leads 10-0 over Fort Pierce Central in the 4th quarter.
Wellington - 39 Royal Palm Beach - 12
Things got out of hand quickly in Royal Palm. The Wildcats were looking for their first win of the season hosting 1 and 2 Wellington. But the Wolverines have dropped 2 straight games and came out the gates swinging. Wellington scored on its first three offensive possessions of the game and led 21-0 early in the 2nd quarter. The Wildcats fought back. But too little too late. Welly won 39-12 on the road. They'll be off next week while Royal Palm has another tough home test next week. A date with undefeated Santaluces.
Palm Beach Lakes - 0 Seminole Ridge - 30
Rainy night at Calley-Judge Stadium. Undefeated Seminole Ridge hosting winless Palm Beach Lakes. And this was a methodical pounding. Ridge kept it on the ground the majority of the night. They led 16-zip at the half and completed the shutout 30-nothing. Hawks have been flying high! They've now won 11 straight home games and 9 of their last 10 regular season contests.
#7 Santaluces -50 John I Leonard - 7
We had to go to chopper 5 to cover the high powered Santaluces offense. QB Will Pritchard and the Chiefs offense continued to put on a show. Pritchard throws for three touchdowns on the night. Santaluces wins it 50-6. The senior signal caller now has 14 touchdown passes on the year. A year after winning just one game, Santaluces is off to a 4-0 start under first year head coach Hector Calvejo.
Park Vista - 7 Boynton Beach - 47
Staying with chopper five. Boynton Beach has dropped their last two games, including a tough overtime one last week. Tonight, the Tigers get back in the win column. They protect home field and beat Park Vista 47-7. First time since 2019 that these two have battled. Boynton will try to get over 500 with a Thursday night battle vs West Boca this week. West Boca will come into that one at 3-1.